Interview with Jeff M. Brown

What is teaching kids business?
It is important to define business in a very broad way to engage as many kids as possible. All kids will either work in a business or buy from a business in their lives. Business is relevant to everyone. Business impacts our quality of life by delivering the products and services we use.
Teaching kids business is finding ways to introduce and prepare kids business. Making kids aware of business will help them learn about business as kids are inquisitive by nature. Helping kids develop the life skills they use in their daily lives will help them succeed in business (thinking, responsibility, time management, project management, decision making, team work, innovation...).
Business can be taught by providing exposure to business, non paying job responsibilities, discussions and sharing experiences with kids.
We are all teachers. We all influence kids by what we do and how we do it. Kids have access to a tremendous amount of information and influences from many people through the internet. All of these exposures influence kids and in effect develop their life skills in good and bad ways. There are many teachers influencing our kids.
What is unique about your books?
The subject matter I write about is not popular. There is no book genre for "teaching kids business." The fact that I right about preparing kids for business is unique subject matter. I find it ironic that we will all work in business or deal with businesses but are not educated about business.

My writing is unique in that I try and have a discussion with kids and parents to help both navigate through thinking and activities to engage the in learning about and teaching business.

I take a unique approach to teaching kids business in that I focus on life skills and experiences rather many approaches with teach financial literacy or starting a business. I think there is a need for a foundation of life skill, in combination with experiences that will allow kids to be entrepreneurial, and better prepared for business.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
When I became a parent, I took responsibility for my children's education and realized business education resources were not available. I developed a business partnerships program at our kids school and evolved the programming into www.teachingkidsbusiness.com.

I think writing is a great way to communicate different perspectives on a subject matter. It is a way to reach a lot of people and make a difference. An indie author is a great way to start as it is difficult to find a publisher for new author and for untested subject matter.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Writing books does two things for me; allows me to impact other peoples lives and generates income. When I get out of bed I have the opportunity to sell a lot of books which impact people and make money.
Published 2013-12-23.
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Books by This Author

The Kids' Guide to Business
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,130. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Business
This book provides a kid-friendly approach to introduce, prepare, and launch kids into business. Kids take steps to develop a business and are easily engaged in business as they explore business basics and advanced business principles using the lemonade stand business case. Many business principles are taught from this simple business model of a roadside kiosk.
Strategies for Parenting: The Road to Independence
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 33,720. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Reference, Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development
Delivers real-life family experiences and observations.Provides innovative, thought-provoking strategies illustrated by real-life examples.Develops life skills essential for daily life, school, career preparation, and success in life. Helps develop confident and independent children.Challenges you to think about parenting in new ways.Helps you to create a meaningful bond with your children.
Teaching Kids Business: Why, What, When, Where, How & Impact
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 13,350. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Training
Simple and effective strategies and activities to develop life skills and experiences that prepares kids of all ages for business. Provides progressive thinking, ideas to implement, teaching techniques, and a solid framework to teach kids business. The use of this content will help to; encourage business conversations; help children to become more engaged in learning about business.